A city with a colorful past and interesting characters.

Alaskan way Viaduct History

Journey back in time to learn about the structure’s past.


Uncovering Seattle's stories through archaeological exploration


the neighborhoods

From the solid brick warehouses of Pioneer Square to the groovy lines of the Seattle Center, Seattle has character.

for the kids

Activities and games just for kids.

About us

This site is dedicated to the history of Seattle's downtown and waterfront, especially the State Route 99 / Alaskan Way Viaduct corridor. It was developed by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration as an educational resource and as part of a Memorandum of Agreement for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (pdf 1mb).

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